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Early Spring

Some beautiful flowers have started cropping up in the garden. (I would really love to do a colored pencil or watercolor of some of these violas.) I was happy to see the bees were out as well.

Creative Rhythms

March was a slow month for me in terms of output, although I feel like I’ve made progress in other ways. The other night I just happened to pick up my two framed paintings at the same time that the shop owner was holding an artist critique group in the store. I joined in and […]

Taking care

I’ve been sick deathly ill for over three weeks now with a bad head cold and now a sore throat, ear and jaw pain that won’t go away. I am hoping that the antibiotics I am taking start to kick in. Unfortunately, my art progress has stood at a standstill except for a few sketches […]

Orange Sunlit Flower

I love having flowers in the house, especially at this time of year. If anyone knows what this is, please tell me in the comments.

Bonus Sketchbook

I was recently browsing through a banker’s box of filled sketchbooks and I found a book that was never before used. It is an “art spiral” book by Maruman, landscape format, about 6.5 x 9 inches. I vaguely remember purchasing it a few years back, but I completely forgot about it and it was a […]

Books I Read in 2012, part 2

Here I continue my two part series of the books I read this past year. If you know of any books that may interest me, please leave a comment. The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright. From the very start I was not taken up by this book, but I kept reading until the end hoping […]

Sunday Painting

This past Sunday I took out my watercolors and did a little painting. I know that florals are done so often, but painting flowers really makes me feel joyful and I really needed a break from thinking about recent news events. I painted this from a snapshot I took in Papou’s garden. They are New […]

Thanksgiving Artist Date

On Wednesday I had a bit of time to spend so I had a small artist date at the Worcester Art Museum. I went there especially to see the exhibit “Jill Slosburg-Ackerman — In Rome: The Pine Grove. And. Natura naturans; natura naturata.” It’s not usually like me to be drawn to installation type artwork, […]

Saturday Sketching

A beautiful open rose (pink) sketched while Cate was on her nani nani (a term for nap in Greek). I haven’t been very inspired to sketch lately, but today I forced myself to sit down with some pencils and my sketchbook, and I got completely lost for about an hour or so. I can honestly […]

First Snow

“right now” staying focused on the present, mindful and in the moment, an image from the week, with no words or a few words, that acknowledges the “right now.” Inspired by Ann.